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How can I optimize pictures for making them into lithophanes?

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I have been 3D printing some lithophanes, and so far I have been doing so with pictures that I took a while ago.

If I were to go take pictures with the purpose of turning them into lithophanes, are there types or techniques for taking pictures that will work well for that?

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You are limited in the amount of contrast you can achieve. To this end I would try and limit the sur... (1 comment)
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You are limited in the amount of contrast you can achieve. To this end I would try and limit the sur...
KalleMP‭ wrote about 2 years ago

You are limited in the amount of contrast you can achieve. To this end I would try and limit the surrounding image to have similar contrast to the subject I am interested in. So if you have a face you want to focus on you will want to preferentially only use tones that are in the face. If you have bright specular reflections (highlights) or dark shadow regions you cannot expect them to show useful graduations.